Lake Wedowee


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Lake Wedowee, Alabama

The Lake Wedowee real estate market is a top ten marketplace for lake property in Alabama.

The average list price for Lake Wedowee homes for sale is $365,000. Normally there are about 110 lake homes for sale at Lake Wedowee, and 280 listings for lots and land.

Lake Wedowee is a mid-sized Alabama lake, and has 270 miles of shoreline. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 95 miles away.

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  • 270Mi. of Shoreline
  • 135Deepest Depth
  • Dam Name
    R.L. Harris Dam
  • Year Built
  • Managed By Alabama Power Company
  • Water Drops
    10 ft
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
  • Schedule
(256) 357-4836
205 Co Rd 90
Wedowee, AL 36278
Talladega National Forest, AL-281
Lineville, AL 36266
  • Counties: Randolph County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Striped Bass Hybrid, White Crappie
  • Condos available (No)
  • Interesting facts: Town of Wedowee only has 800 residents
  • Known for: Known to be one of the finest lakes in the Southeast because the quality of the water and its sizeable bass population
  • History: Named in honor of Rother L. "Judge" Harris, an Alabama Power director and vice president of electric operations. He retired from the company in 1968 after 45 years of service.
  • Landmarks: Flat Rock Park (Blakes Ferry Pluton)
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (Yes). -- Must obtain permit to construct or enhance (See
(256) 357-2111
Wedowee Rural Health Clinic ,209 S Main St
Wedowee, AL 36278
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320
95 miles away
Anniston Metropolitan Airport
2504 Anniston Airport Blvd, Oxford, AL 36203
44 miles away
About Lake Wedowee
100 Miles to Birmingham or Atlanta

Lake Wedowee is located in east-central Alabama in Randolph and Clay counties.

The Tanner Medical Center is located in the nearby town of Wedowee. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 95 miles away.

Being within 100 miles of Birmingham or Atlanta makes Wedowee a prime location for lake living.

Gorgeous Waters and Wooded Landscapes

Lake Wedowee spans 10,660 acres with many branches and coves. It is 40 feet deep on average and 137 feet at its deepest point.

Its wooded shoreline totals 270 miles, giving kayakers and canoers plenty to explore. Those who like moving at a faster pace can tour the lake by powerboat, pontoon, or jet ski.

It hosts several water skiing events and fishing tournaments throughout the year.

Good Fish Catching

Known for its clean waters, this lake is a fishing hot spot. Lake Wedowee is famous for its largemouth bass, but anglers also come for catches of smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill.

Sunshine and Fun Times

Lake Wedowee Marine offers boat rentals, services, and storage. Also home to Randy’s on the River, it is a great place to stop for a slice of pizza or cold beverage.

Cider Ridge Golf Club in Oxford is approximately 30 miles from the lake. Located in the Appalachian foothills, it is a scenic place for a round of golf.

Explore Birmingham

Since Birmingham is around two hours away, residents of Lake Wedowee can take a day trip to enjoy many different attractions in the city.

One popular attraction in Birmingham is the McWayne Science Center. Here, guests can explore the nonprofit, hands-on museum and enjoy features such as live shows, an awe-inspiring aquarium, and an amazing collection of dinosaurs.

Another popular locale is the Birmingham Zoo, where visitors can enjoy exhibits such as African elephants, sea lions, rhinos, and more.

Get in on Lake Life

Whether you are looking for a weekend escape or a full-time home, Lake Wedowee would make a great pick.